• Pages:128
  • Publisher:Orca Book Publishers
  • Series: Orca Soundings
  • Themes:boycotts, corporations, fast food, activism, healthy eating
  • Available:10/01/2010
  • Age Groups:Fiction Ages 12+
  • Reading Level:3.8
  • Lexile:HL610L
  • ATOS:4.3
  • Fountas & Pinnell Text Level Gradient:T
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Can Ian stand up for what he believes in?

When Ian and his classmates watch a documentary about the health concerns of eating fast food, Ian decides to start a boycott and stop everyone he can from eating at Frankie's, a huge fast-food chain with a questionable menu. The boycott takes off and Frankie's gets concerned. The company's lawyers threaten Ian and his friends and try to force them to stop the boycott. Ian must convince others that the boycott is a good idea, but can he do it?

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"Pacing, characters, appeal and understated humor...create an entertaining and intriguing read."
"Well-written and thoughtful…will be popular with reluctant readers."
– School Library Journal
– Resource Links
"Ian is an intelligent witty narrator, and this fast-paced, large-print novel explores the seamy sides of the fast-food industry and legal profession while revealing the business tactics of each as being remarkably similar."
– ALAN Review
"Engaging and fast-moving, this is another noteworthy and well-written story."
– Washington State Revew Group
"A great way to show kids that one person can make a difference."
"This is a book with many themes and would make an excellent starting point for discussion about political activism."
– Puget Sound Council for the Review of Children's Books
Texas Library Association (TLA) TAYSHAS List   | 2007  |  Commended
Resource Links, The Year's Best Books   | 2006  |  Commended
Canadian Children's Book Centre (CCBC) Our Choice   | 2007  |  Commended

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